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37mField Yates

Yates: Fantasy football lottery tickets for 2015

Every year, fantasy football owners find gems late in their drafts. Field Yates lists nine players to consider for your late-round selections.

Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR? (0:14)
Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine ball (0:33)
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2hCalvin Watkins

Lawson confident he's missing piece for Rockets

Ty Lawson said the trade from the Nuggets to the Rockets will be a fresh start and that he's the missing piece the team needs in its quest to reach the NBA Finals.

Djoker attempts New York accent at US Open (1:01)
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Courtcast: Follow the US Open live

Rising star CoCo Vandeweghe is among those in action Wednesday afternoon in Flushing (live on ESPN3 & WatchESPN). Serena Williams also resumes her quest for the Grand Slam on Day 3 of the US Open.

Brady goofs on Deflategate scandal (0:25)
Deflategate more about Goodell's power than Brady's wrongdoing? (2:05)
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4hHoward Bryant

Bryant: The one place MJ can't touch LeBron

In ESPN The Magazine's New Orleans Issue, Howard Bryant writes that LeBron James is the greatest athlete-activist of his time, putting him in a realm of greatness Michael Jordan can't touch.

LeBron's title hopes fading? (4:55)
3hMike Rodak

RB Jackson slams Bills general manager Whaley

In thanking fans for their support over his nine-year career, ex-Bills running back Fred Jackson also took a parting shot at general manager Doug Whaley in an interview with The Buffalo News.

Jerry Jones reminds Romo he hasn't proved anything (1:09)
17mMel Kiper Jr. and Mike Sando

NFL 25 Under 25 Rankings: Khalil Mack is No. 1

Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack leads Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 players under the age of 25. Where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

Cam's little bro following in his shoes (0:19)
Which teams are on upset alert in Week 1 of college football? (1:23)
Spieth throws out first pitch at Red Sox game (0:15)
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Summer Forecast: 2015-16 NBA champions

Who will be hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy next June? Our Summer Forecast panel is predicting the NBA champion for 2015-16.

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The Whammys, Day 2: What is MLB's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes -- from Frank Sinatra to Fetty Wap -- currently used by MLB players. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

Who wins, Texas or Notre Dame? (0:30)
WATCH: Ale's weekly MLS awards (2:34)
Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
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Saxon: Bullpen finishes what Greinke starts

Zack Greinke showed why he'll likely win the NL Cy Young Award. But the Dodgers are only as good as their bullpen, which was at its best in preserving Tuesday's win.

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4hGreg Garber

Garber: Kyrgios own worst enemy in Open exit

We've come to expect antics and outbursts from Nick Kyrgios when he's on the court. But there were flashes of brilliance in his four-set loss against Andy Murray that the Aussie could build on.


Are LeBron's title hopes fading?

ESPN Forecast asked how many titles LeBron would win in Cleveland, and 97% of the panel said at least one. Ethan Sherwood Strauss says: "I don't have that kind of faith."


That's using your foot

This high schooler took the "foot" part of football literally -- and helped his teammate get an interception. Check it out!


Basketball analytics ... for pickup ball

Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry is here to convince you to score your games by 2s and 3s rather than 1s and 2s. Still not convinced? Listen to Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “I always make pickup games 3s and 2s." Fixing pickup

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints announce RB Mark Ingram as 2014 Offensive MVP, DE Cameron Jordan as Defensive MVP and TE Josh Hill as Special Teams MVP at annual Touchdown Club luncheon.

ICYMI: Rockies turn triple play in 9th

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.


Donaldson or Trout for AL MVP?

Another year, another Mike Trout MVP debate. This time he's battling Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson -- and Donaldson's leading among ESPN experts. All MLB awards

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Elvis Andrus steals home -- straight up

The Rangers SS pulled off perhaps the riskiest and most exciting play in baseball Tuesday night.


Fish eliminated from final pro tourney

Mardy Fish's pro tennis career ended today as 18-seed Feliciano Lopez beat him in five sets (2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. 6-3) Earlier this year, Fish, who's dealt with anxiety issues, announced that he would retire after the US Open.


Hammel tries for series win on birthday

Jason Hammel is looking to help Chicago take two of three from Cincinnati on his 33rd birthday. Over the last 20 years, only one of 13 Cubs pitchers starting on their birthday earned a win (via Elias). Follow live

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Garcia puts exclamation point on 3rd

Juan Jose Garcia threw down a huge slam dunk to end the third quarter, giving the Dominican Republic a 3-point lead over Panama heading to the fourth at FIBA Americas. Live on ESPN3


Who can actually win the CFP?
College Football 

All 128 FBS teams dream of winning the College Football Playoff but here's how you can narrow it down to 15 contenders.

College Football 

Cam Newton's fantasy stock down

As Field Yates explains: "A lot of it has to do with the fact that Kelvin Benjamin, his No. 1 weapon in the passing game, is out for the year with that torn ACL."


Oklahoma State staying in haunted hotel?

According to GoPokes.com, the Cowboys will stay at the Hotel Doherty the night before playing Central Michigan on Thursday. That hotel has a history as a former speakeasy, meeting place for the mafia and the site of a notorious murder. The official Michigan tourism site says there have been several accounts of haunting. A pregame scare?

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

One guy to keep an eye on at Oklahoma State is Blake Jarwin. The junior lines up at "Cowboy back" a hybrid tight end/fullback position. At 6-5, 242, he could become a key target in the middle of the field for Mason Rudolph.


Brady case not about footballs anymore

"For the NFL, this case is not about deflated footballs anymore. It is 100% about the authority of commissioner Roger Goodell to impose and arbitrate discipline," said ESPN's Dan Graziano.


De La Rosa forgets how to pitch

It's really unclear what Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa was thinking here. But his chucking of the ball at the backstop resulted in a balk.


Don't forget about the Spurs

The Warriors and Cavaliers may be the title favorites in 2015-16, but Bradford Doolittle writes not to count out San Antonio: "No one has been smarter than the Spurs. That's why 18 years into the Duncan-Popovich partnership, exactly no one would be surprised if the Spurs added a sixth Larry O'Brien Trophy to their collection next June." Reloading a powerhouse (Insider)

Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine Ball

U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert posted a video message for his "celebrity crush" Ronda Rousey asking her to accompany him to the Marine Ball. The MMA fighter accepted.


Man charged with theft of O.J. Simpson's Heisman
College Football 

L.A. prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the theft of USC's copy of O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago. The trophy was stolen while Simpson awaited trial for murder, and was recovered last December.

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College Football 

US Open riddled with retirements

The 12 US Open retirements, due to injury, in the first round set an Open era major record. Chris Evert blamed the New York heat and grueling year-long schedules coming to an end.


Chicago Cubs @Cubs

Kyle Schwarber has been scratched from today's lineup due to right rib soreness.